There’s The Proverbial Russian Bear


But this is the first I’ve ever heard of a Russian possum:

Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions’s confirmation hearing to become attorney general.

One of the meetings was a private conversation between Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that took place in September in the senator’s office, at the height of what U.S. intelligence officials say was a Russian cyber campaign to upend the U.S. presidential race.

They’re already responding with non-denial denials, “but you didn’t ask [x,y,z]” and so on…regardless of whether Sessions was within a narrow legal window, it certainly plays to what I remember a lot of wingers used to call questions of character. And by that standard, well, can’t say I’m surprised. Sessions comes across as a shifty figure, all too willing to bend reality to suit his purposes … purposes which have quite the ugly wingnut tilt.

Good to see Democrats showing a bit of spine over this. They might not be able to push Sessions out, but maybe it will help minimize the damage he’ll do to the Justice Department.